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Old 01-29-2008, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Is it just me or are there alot of Ohio or Illinios plates around lately? Anyone know what is going on? Are those states suffering and people are getting out or is there just a special appeal with Louisville?
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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It's like that in Lexington, too. KY is growing faster in actual numbers than OH despite being much smaller
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:47 AM
 
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Is it just me or are there alot of Ohio or Illinios plates around lately? Anyone know what is going on? Are those states suffering and people are getting out or is there just a special appeal with Louisville?
I agree. I also see a lot of Michigan plates. And New Jersey. This city is growing, and it is quite exciting. It sure seems it is growing faster than census estimates. Either way, I want to keep seeing smart infill growth as opposed to sprawl.
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Old 01-29-2008, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Lexington
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My parents who are from Chicago just bought a house here in Lexington to retire in. To them it was a steal because back up in the Chicago it ouwld have been 3 times more expensive. So much cheaper living down here.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:09 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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I agree. I also see a lot of Michigan plates. And New Jersey. This city is growing, and it is quite exciting. It sure seems it is growing faster than census estimates. Either way, I want to keep seeing smart infill growth as opposed to sprawl.
Agreed. Growth is good, so long as there is wise, continued planning. I don't want Lville to end up like so many poorly planned areas in FL and elsewhere...where the infrastructure cannot keep up with population growth and we solve the problem by slapping up yet one more sub division and strip mall or big box haven. Keep the local businesses in the black...keep the neighborhoods with character...etc. You get the drift
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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KY is a hidden gem that is just now being discovered by the rest of America. We have very low crime rates, a good economy, and an affordable cost of living. The KY of the 1950s, when droves of young people left to find something better somewhere else, is gone.

I honestly believe that Louisville is the next Charlotte, Lexington is the next Raleigh, and Bowling Green is the next Hickory.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:13 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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Lots of negatives come with that though: crime, crowding, cost of living increases....etc. How do we keep these snuffed and keep Lville attractive? Don't want it to experience growth only for people to later start the mass exodus to the next "city on the hill." Are the city planners, etc thinking of this stuff? Is it on their radar?
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:23 PM
 
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Lots of negatives come with that though: crime, crowding, cost of living increases....etc. How do we keep these snuffed and keep Lville attractive? Don't want it to experience growth only for people to later start the mass exodus to the next "city on the hill." Are the city planners, etc thinking of this stuff? Is it on their radar?
I don't think they have considered that yet, considering the current growth rates which are good but modest...but I think they are WAAAY underestimated. The hispanic population alone is 2-3 times what they estimate, and it is easy to see that.

I think Louisville is growing wise. There are so many small neighborhood infill projects that it is impossible to list them all. Here is just one of example of the types of historic rehabs going in all over the city, and the only way you can find them is being savvy or craigslist or something:

TheMagnoliaBSM - The MAGNOLIA Luxury Living in Old Louisville
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I am kinda afraid that our culture will continue to change and I am one for tradition. Is there a way to get new people and keep that or is that impossible?
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Old 01-29-2008, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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My original question wasn't answered though. Why are so many people moving FROM their states particularly Ohio and Illinois?
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